12.12.08

I'd trade the whole Manhattan skyline...

This afternoon I am making a conscious effort to take 'er easy. I am in the thick of finals at the moment, but today I'm letting myself come up for air a bit (though I did take the time to add a couple new things to my etsy).


A friend left his bass ukulele with me while he went home for a bit, and so far I've learned most of "Mrs. Brown" by Herman's Hermits.


I'm taking the time to leaf through the pages of one of my favorite books as a child, "D'Aulaire's Book of Trolls". My original copy was chewed up by rats (true story), so recently I bought an even nicer one from estate sale on etsy.


Also, my paperwhite is blooming! Last year I wanted one so badly, but I lived in a room with barely enough light to sustain my own life, let alone that of a flowering plant. As a kid, my best friend's family would assemble little bowls of the bulbs and pebbles and give them to neighbors as gifts. It was so exciting to watch them slowly grow and start to open their buds, a little hint of spring even in the dead of winter.


I've been making paper snowflakes and taping them up around the house. Today the sun keeps coming and going, peeping out from behind what I wish were snow clouds.


Really though, there seem to be few signs of Christmas in my day to day life. Christmas has never felt like Christmas in the city to me. It seems like nothing even changes! There aren't enough trees and animals, holly bushes and chickadees, no caroling from door to door, no pots of spiced cider sitting on the wood stove, no frosty grass to tramp through. I have to keep opening the doors of my little Eric Carle advent calendar to remind myself that it's all just around the corner.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are fucking amazing fairy princess. when are you coming back to be my pseudo-roommate again? i have bought extra bourgeousie hot chocolate in hopes of keeping you from leaving once you return.

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Ringo, have a banana! said...

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keira antoia rose said...

I like the pics. Reminds me of being a little kid.

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dw said...

this makes me feel happy. thanks.

Julia Fredenburg said...

I like how your perched on that animal skin next to your fire/radiator. Lovely!

Parapluie said...

Oh, I love your advent calender! And the first photo is beautiful :)

pigeon.toed said...

that advent calender is too sweet!

Tara Diane said...

Good luck with finals!

Ashley B ;-) said...

Oh I love that book! When I was little my mom bought their greek myths book and I still have it and pour over it! Then a fe years ago she bought the trolls book and I was so excited! I love how reading can make you feel like such a little girl!

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deep_in_vogue said...

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Nathalia said...

It always makes me feel so good reading your blog! just wanted you to know:)

Isabel said...

You are so beautiful! I've never heard of a bass ukelele before, silly me.

saray said...

lovely pictures!

crispybenfranklin said...

Those are some quality paper snowflakes. I made some for my office and they looked like butt.

Dylan said...

hi Siri!

Miss Urbanita said...

Lovely views, lovely ukelele, lovely pics!!! Kisses ;)

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sioux said...

I've been making paper snowflakes as well! You should buy some fishing line (or anything clear) some of that poster stick stuff (make sure it matches the ceiling) and make your own winter wonderland. It's especially pretty if you place them above your bed.
Just spreadin' some Christmas cheer your way. :)

Brittany said...

I play ukulele too!!! I have a tenor one.

I always get excited whenever I see your blog pop up on my google reader, you always post about the most interesting things!

pomegranates said...

ah, i love pop-ups!

Clare said...

Ooooh, jealous. I wanted to buy a bass ukulele for my boyfriend but they are so expensive. Hope you get everything you wanted for Christmas!

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